Antarctica: Polar Circle Cruise to Antarctica
Cruise to Antarctica and discover the voyage of a lifetime
What Makes Me Mighty Fine
- Unforgettable, 20 days of exploration and adventure, visiting this utterly remote and thoroughly stunning part of the world
- Visit this pristine frontier on the MS Roald Amundsen, one of the worlds most environmentally friendly Explorer ships.
- See an abundance of wildlife, such as penguins and albatross, as you visit the Falkland Islands
- Sail past some of South America's most iconic landscapes, including the Magellan Straits, Beagle Channel, The Chilean Fjords and Cape Horn
- Attend fascinating onboard lectures, giving you a great insight into the destinations you will visit
This wonderful journey transports you to some of the most stunning regions in the world where sapphire waters lap at colossal icebergs. Admire the sheer beauty on a Cruise to Antarctica, travelling along sublime coastlines to distant areas where few have ever ventured. Your ship will navigate the Southern Ocean as you are transported south of the Antarctic Circle amongst islands that are free from permanent inhabitants, with the exception of indigenous wildlife. As you sail further on the Antarctic cruise the weather conditions will determine your voyage as you are introduced to the true spirit of this remote continent. Witness some of nature’s most harsh yet exquisite environments and marvel at the immense snow-capped peaks that are reflected in the glacial shores. During the month of February on a Cruise to Antarctica the tranquil rays of the Midnight Sun beat down upon the landscape, making the vistas even more beautiful. Relax and enjoy the endless views from the comfort and warmth of the ship’s Panorama Lounge or, if you want to feel closer to the natural elements, position yourself on the observation deck to watch the breathtaking scenery unfold before you.
Day 1 - Santiago
Begin this remarkable Cruise to Antarctica with an overnight stay in Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city which is situated on the west coast of South America.
Day 2 - Puntas Arenas
Following a flight to the Magellan Straits and Puntas Arenas, you will begin this exhilarating Antarctic cruise. The beautiful southern tip of South America, is home to fascinating array of birdlife.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - The Chilean Fjords and the Beagle Channel
Departing Chilean waters, you will head south through the Chilean Fjords and the Beagle Channel towards the Antarctic Convergence.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4 to 5 - Cape Horn and Drake Passage
During a Cruise to Antarctica the ship travels through the Drake Passage, a body of water named after Sir Francis Drake, which connects the southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean with the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean. The legendary seaway is saturated in a fascinating history which tells of great discoveries and exploration. As you enjoy the eye-catching vistas you can relax and enjoy views of vast oceans, eternal blue skies and snow-white crests as you listen to enlightening lectures aboard the Antarctic cruise ship. If weather permits there is a scheduled landing at Cape Horn.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 6 to 14 - Antarctic Cruise
As the ship steers across the Antarctic Convergence, where the Antarctic waters meet the subantarctic waters, the air begins to get much colder. Witness charming penguins playing in the midst of mighty glaciers and keep watch for impressive whales that search the icy ocean for sustenance. Take a moment to appreciate the great white blanket which dominates the vast landscape of such extreme regions as you experience this extraordinary Cruise to Antarctica. Each voyage along this desolate coastline is influenced by the weather conditions, making your journey unique and a once in a lifetime opportunity. The decision for where to anchor the ship and go ashore can only be decided during the course of the Antarctic cruise.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15 - Return North
Your ship will depart the Antarctic continent as it begins its journey back North towards the Falkland Islands.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 16 to 18 - The Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are renowned for their amazing diversity of wildlife, including rock hopping penguins and dizzyingly vast colonies of seabirds, including albatrosses! In stark contrast to the Antarctic continent, the Falklands are dotted with picture postcard reminders of it's ties to Ye Olde England, including quaint pubs and the internationally famous red buses and phone booths.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19 - Magellan Strait
After the Falkland Islands, your voyage will return to the South American mainland, sailing thorugh the famous Magellan Strait. Today will give wonderful opportunities to recap your journey where you have re-traced the fottsteps of some of histories most famous explorers.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20 - Depart Puntas Arenas
Transfer to the airport for the flight home as your Cruise to Antarctica comes to an end.Meals included:Breakfast
- Return flights to Buenos Aires from London Heathrow and also a flight from Ushuaia and Buenos Aires.
- Voyage in an I grade cabin including full board.
- One night in Buenos Aires before and one night after the voyage including breakfast.
- Suites include a selection of drinks with meals on board.
- Wind and Waterproof jacket.
- Landings in Polarcirkel boats.
- Lectures by Expidition team.
- Free Tea and Coffee/CD log.
- Luggage Handling.
- Optional excursions.
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
- Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
- Prices are per person